What makes them think there won’t be any shooting back?

A letter-writer in the San Antonio Express-News:

Republicans don’t realize that their idea to modify the tax code so that more money flows to the richest 1 percent will create a massive poor class who will eventually revolt.

Occupy Wall Street is evidence of such a probability. It’s peaceful now, but the likelihood of such a movement evolving into civil unrest or an armed revolt is real.”

Oh, please. Just whom are they going to be shooting at? And what makes them think their targets are unarmed? I really don’t think the so-called one percent spends its money solely on frivolities like Bugattis and vacation homes in the Hamptons. Assuming they didn’t have guns already, if the targets of these protests haven’t been arming themselves as they’ve been watching what’s going on, I would be very surprised.

And just exactly who is going to be shooting on behalf of the so-called 99 percent? Somehow I doubt anything approaching a sizable percentage of them belongs to the NRA, if you know what I mean. And it’s not as if any of the one percenters have done anything to immediately threaten any of the protesters. Of course they could well just be talking about nonviolence while going about armed, but somehow I doubt that.

At any rate, I really don’t think those who warn of violence really have any idea of what they’d be getting into if they did pull out their peashooters. But then so many of them don’t strike one as the type who’d be willing to die for anything, let alone kill for it, so all of this is probably just theoretical wargaming anyway.

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4 Responses to “What makes them think there won’t be any shooting back?”

  1. TBeck Says:

    What makes them think we give a shit if they burn their cities down around their ears? Police doctrine on riots is now to cordon off and contain. What’s that smell? Roast pork seasoned with patchouli.

  2. Brigid Says:

    They would shoot each other more than their intended “targets” (if you don’t have any work ethic you probably don’t have any trigger control either).

  3. southtexaspistolero Says:

    ” What’s that smell? Roast pork seasoned with patchouli.”

    ROTFLMAO. You are a bad, bad man, TBeck.

    And you’re probably right, Brigid, though I wonder sometimes how much their nihilism will eventually trump their sense of entitlement.

  4. Mike W. Says:

    They’re cowards and lazy simpletons. They’d outsource the shooting to government jackboots.

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